Women's Conference Information
Wanted to make you aware of an opportunity to attend the St. Andrews's Chapel Women's Conference called "Foundations Weekend for Women" on Friday & Saturday, October 21-22 in Sanford, Florida. A few FAQs below for those of you who are interested.
1. How do I register?
Two steps. One, register first on St. Andrew's Chapel website by clicking here. Second, let HBC know you plan to attend as part of our group. Do so by clicking here.
2. I'm interested but I'm not sure what it's about?
This conference is held at St. Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, FL and hosted by their women's ministry team. A group from Heritage has attended in years past and we recommend it as a great time of fellowship, learning, and to recharge.
3. How much does it cost?
$35 for the conference registration. It includes a reception on Friday before the first session, light breakfast on Saturday am, and lunch on Saturday. If you chose to spend the night, you would also be responsible for your hotel.
4. Who is the speaker?
This year's speaker is author & writer Rebecca VanDoodewaard and the theme is "For Christ and the Church: Three Reformation Lives." You can google her name to learn more.
5. How is HBC doing hotels this year?
We are encouraging you to book your own hotel reservations. There is a Holiday Inn Express 1.8 miles from the venue currently for $161/night before taxes for that Friday evening. You can check that out by clicking here. Since some people like to use points they have accrued at other hotels, this arrangement allows everyone to make plans which work for them. Feel free to reach out to other ladies you know and split a room. If you're interested in going but don't know many people, feel free to contact Sam so she can put you in touch with other people who may be in the same situation.
6. Could I drive back and forth if I wanted?
Yes. ladies have done this in the past as well.
7. Can I bring a baby?
Yes. They have nursing rooms on both sides of the sanctuary and are very accomdating.
I'll be happy to answer any other questions you may have, so feel free to respond to this email or call/text at 215-808-4520. By way of a personal recommendation, I have been to three of these weekends now (speakers included Jen Wilkin, Nancy Guthrie, and Lydia Brownback) and found them to be wonderful opportunities to "catch your breath", learn, worship, and have fun with other ladies. I hope you consider attending!
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